LIVELOUDGIRL XMAS GIVEAWAY

We still need to get used to the idea of Xmas in the sun. Living in the Middle East means that our winter months are warm so we spend most of our Xmas holiday on the beach and in the water.
Yet we love getting into the spirit by putting up lights, greenery and having lots of good food. And our annual festive season #LiveLoudGirlXmasGiveAway gets us into the right mood too.

We have partnered up again with some of our incredible partners this year. Brands that we have worked with on residential projects, photoshoots and used in our own homes and strongly believe in. They have been so supportive over the years and since it is that time of year, we want to share the love with our dear followers.

The give away will be on Instagram and will focus on one gift a day. Below you can see the line up. So play along to score a gift for yourself or a loved one and tag friends to let them join in the fun too. Best of luck to all of you!

We look forward to some quality time with our families and taking it easy for a few weeks. Stay up to date by signing up for our newsletter and follow us on Instagram to see what we are up to.

Our Xmas Give Away Calendar – in random order:

A Rozenkelim rug voucher worth € 300.
We have used their rugs this year in the shared boys room and the teenage girls room.  Rozenkelim offers a huge range of Kelims, Berbers and patchwork rugs and has been one of our go-to addresses over the last few years.

Two sets of Ekaterina Galera ball lights worth € 75 a set. These paper lights are one of our most recent discoveries by the incredibly creative French Ekaterina. We installed the balloon lights for the first time in our collaborative shoot and have used them in installations since. These lights give such a beautiful effect.

A Mingo Kids clothing voucher worth € 150.
We love good and high quality basics and Mingo Kids offers a great range of items that can all be worn together. You must have seen our family in their stripy shirts before.

An Alex & Alexa voucher worth £ 150.
This online shop has a broad selection of funky brands. You might have seen some of our favorites from this shop over the years. We happen to love their Home Decor items as well and use them various times in installations.

A Nofred Mouse bench worth € 295.
We have the mouse chair at home and this gorgeous mouse bench has been on our wish list for a long time. What an amazing piece of furniture for a kids room or a hallway? Where would you like it?

A Womom t-shirt worth €49.
Our whole team are big fans of nice T’s and the Womon shirts are made from beautiful thick cotton with funky prints. A good t-shirt goes with anything. Dress it up, dress it down… this is a good gift for yourself!

Styling and photography by Live Loud Girl – Thanks sweet Live Loud Girl kids for the great help and modelling

 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE NEW HOME

 

I finally got the time to show you our new home! The last boxes are unpacked! We have officially settled in our new house.
A rental home that feels less of a temporary place due to the fact that we were able to have a say in a lot of the finishes. So after years of ugly rental tiles we could not be more happy with our marble floor up stairs, upstairs our white Kahrs Ash Blizzard wooden floor, grey custom made storage cupboards and a rain shower to name a few.

Our grim kitchen (there is a reason why you have never seen that in any of my posts) is now a beautiful open space. Mind you, it is still a rental… my dream home looks different to this one… Yet I must say, we are very happy here for now.

The living room is different to what we had. On my wishlist was a family couch. The new beautiful, big and comfortable IKEA sofa is now a key piece in this space, upgraded with a custom Bemz cover. The linen color I chose was a bit out my comfort zone, not being white or grey,  yet in combination with the white marble, makes it one of the best spots in the house now. On the wish list still, a grey or beige toned rug.

Having an open kitchen is something I have always wanted. It is perfect for entertaining and it allows us to hang out together in the mornings and evenings when food is being prepared. You might recognize the HAY ring?

The boys room is a bit smaller then before. Even so, I have painted the entire room in a teal blue Jotun Fusion. The perception with painting all four walls in a darker tone is often that it makes the room look smaller. Yet the effect is amazing, it makes it warm and cosy. Next to their Oeuf NYC bunk bed and Byron Bay Daybed daybed I even managed to squeeze our antique cabinet in (that was previously in the playroom) for their toys.

Although I am always a big fan of white walls, for the master bedroom I fell for the Soothing Beige that I got aquatinted with at the Jotun Color Launch in Copenhagen. It is such a soft and subtle tone that makes our bedroom intimate and warm. With white wooden Kahrs floors it is easier to go for a beige tone on the wall. The ugly tiles always kept me from trying these beige tones.

Even though we never know how many years we will be living in one place, it is worth to invest. Painting a wall, putting down a new floor, adding some greenery and re-using your furniture in different places makes an unpersonal rental house your home.

Plants The Dubai Garden Centre | Light Bedroom &Tradition | Floor  Ash Blizzard Kahrs | Bed Linen Cerise sur le Gateau 

Photography Natelee Cocks

 

 

 

STYLED SHOOT: APARTMENT51 X LIVELOUDGIRL HOLIDAY EDITION

It is no news that we Scandinavian design enthusiasts. The combination of simplicity and sophistication is so unique and recognizable that it goes with any style whilst giving your home an instant upgrade. We use a broad range of Scandi designers in our own home and in our projects. That is why we were so happy to learn that Apartment 51 brings some of our favorite brands to the Middle East.

Apartment51 is an online multi-brand homeware store with a focus on refined design. If you want the latest? This is your new go-to place.

We were approached by them to create a styled shoot for the Holiday Season. Although we don’t have Christmas trees and snowflakes to work with in the Middle East, we focused on warm and cozy colors and materials that reminds us of the winter season. We dusted off the Christmassy lights and candles and by adding some Mariah Carey and you won’t even know that is is 27 degrees outside…

There is no excuse for Scandi-fans anymore as all of these gorgeous products are available in Dubai. Shop the look to make this a Holiday Season a very special one.

Styling by Live Loud Girl | Photography by Juliet Dunne

Shop the look

AYTM Candle Holder | Bloomingville Grey drinking glass | Bloomingville Dinner set | Belo Inox Cutlery | AYTM Lantern large | Ozlem Bowl set | Stelton Collar Espresso maker | Stelton Collar Sugar bowl | Normann Copenhagen Cup red | Normann Copenhagen Pepper mill | Georg Jensen Vase green | Normann Copenhagen Knot Chair | Knindustrie Tajine | Knindustrie Chopping Board | Knindustrie Pan |

 

PHOTOSHOOT: NOFRED HARBOUR BOAT LAUNCH

 

You might already know NOFRED from our styling projects. Remember that gorgeous Mouse Chair? Or the Toucan wall paper in the playroom? It is no surprise that we are fans of this Danish design brand that makes iconic, timeless and original interior products for kids. No wonder we were very happy to be asked to shoot and style the launch photos of their new item: the Harbour Boat.

This beautifully hand crafted item a decorative item that fits perfectly with any style in any space. The Harbour Boat is exclusively available at Lidor.

If you have a product that you would like us to style and capture, then maybe we can help you out creating a concept. We offer various options like shoots similar to this one at home to full productions in a studio. So get in touch with us and we look forward to working with you.

Photography & Styling by Live Loud Girl

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